Tolkien and the Hobbit calendar: Shire reckoning!

— Mick Henry

15 April 2021 | Amon Hen, № 288: April, 2021, 20

Back in 1993, when I was firmly past my coming of age,” I was brash enough to write a piece for Amon Hen. The article The Hobbit Calendar” appeared in issue 122 suggesting that Tolkien had used the calendar for 1932 when he wrote The Hobbit. There issue rested apparently until John D. Rateliff in his History of the Hobbit, Part One, chose to mention my idea on page 84. I was surprised, if not slightly amazed to see myself referenced, but on looking closer, I could see that Rateliff and I had disagreed about dates.…

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